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Archie Crawford

May 16, 1949 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

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Deacon Archie Calvin Crawford, 73, died on Monday, June 6, 2022 at MUSC in Florence, SC.  He was born on May 16, 1949 in Mullins, SC to the late Deacon Ed Crawford and Clara Thomas Crawford.  He attended Marion County Schools and graduated from Palmetto High School, Class of 1969.

 

Archie served in the United States Army and the Army National Guard 132nd MP Company.  He held the position of Sergeant and served in Korea as well as the Gulf War in Desert Shield/Storm.  He received numerous medals and honors which include: National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.  He was ordered to active duty in support of the Operations Desert Shield/Storm.  He was honored for sharpshooter marksmanship.

 

Archie was skilled and loved brick masonry.  He was employed by Eskridge Long & Associates, Fluor Daniel Construction, Marion-Mullins Vocational Education Center and Dillon County Vocational Education Center.  As a Brick Mason Instructor, he and his students won several brick mason competitions in many states such as South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.  He enjoyed fishing, farming, gardening, and hunting but his love and passion was brick masonry.  He loved helping people whether it was helping to build or renovate a structure.  He also loved spending lots of time helping young men learn new skills in brick masonry, carpentry, and other life skills.

 

Archie was an active member of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Mullins, SC.  He was baptized in the name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost.  He served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Co-chairman of Brotherhood Department, Comptroller of Church Finances, and Usher.  He often spearheaded brotherhood activities and work days.  He was truly an asset to the Progressive Church Family of Mullins.  He supervised and worked diligently on the construction of the church edifice presently located at 3137 Progressive Church Road, Mullins, SC.  In addition, he was totally responsible for the Sumter Progressive Church being renovated due to his wisdom, guidance and physical labor.

 

He loved reading and studying the Bible and his Sunday School lessons.  He had strong faith in God.  He believed that God’s plan for his life was set and he knew that God’s plan was perfect.  He believed that living holy is the best life that anyone could live and he was also a man of his word.  Archie touched the lives of so many people during his 73 years of memorable life and gained many friends along the way.  Anyone who knew him knew that he was very generous-hearted and a friend you could always count on.  He was a force of nature; determined to provide for his family.  He always strived to give them the life they needed and deserved.  His family meant more to him than anything else in the world and he was so proud of his two grandsons Shawn T. (T.J.) and Calvin L. (C.J.).  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather that loved spending time with his family.  He cherished the time he spent with family as well as with his friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Deacon Ed and Clara Crawford, and one brother, James Crawford.

 

Archie is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jeanette Brockington Crawford of the home; two sons and their wives: Shawn T. and Phyllis Crawford, Calvin L. and Terri Crawford, both of Mullins, SC; two grandsons: Shawn T. Crawford Jr. and Calvin L. Crawford Jr.; three sisters Mary A. Crawford, Thelma Crawford, and Helen Lee, all of Mullins, SC; four brothers Edward L. Crawford of Columbia, SC; Willie (Deloris) Crawford of Philadelphia, PA; Deacon Tom (Melba) Crawford of Chesterfield, SC, and Curtis Crawford of Mullins, SC; five brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Deacon Archie Crawford’s greatest Testimony: While supervising the construction of the new church edifice in Mullins; he was coming down from the roof; lost his balance and fell from the roof to the ground. He broke his arm, wrist, and crushed both knees.  Through this accident, God restored him back unto the fellowship of the church where he remained faithful until his death.  Doctors said that he would never walk again but the Lord blessed him to regain the use of his legs and he completed the church edifice.  To God Be All The Glory!!

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Services

PUBLIC VIEWING
Friday
June 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Eloise Troy Chapel
247 NE FRONT STREET
Mullins, South Carolina 29574

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Progressive Church of Our Lord
3137 Progressive Church Road
Mullins, SC 29574

Interment - National Cemetery
Monday
June 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Florence National Cemetery
803 E. National Cemetery Road
Florence, SC 29506

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